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If you're not a musical theatre nut, here's what you need to know about West Side Story: it premiered on Broadway in 1957 and was a modern day take on Romeo and Juliet, with warring families replaced by warring New York gangs. See it all on the spectacular Sydney Harbour stage.
Naked within a huge, intricate web, a human body hangs suspended. A druid-like figure tenderly works his subject deeper into the knots. The strain of this endeavour is clear in both the consenting subject and artist. Contradictions of power are at the heart of Garth Knight's practice, the shamanic craftsman behind a new exhibition at 107 Projects in Redfern.
Sydney Vegan Market brings together 100 stalls selling 100 per cent plant-based food and drink, homewares, fashion, art and cosmetics from some of the biggest names in cruelty-free shopping. The set up at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park offers a full day of eating, shopping, activism and education.
There’s never been a better time to be a woman in sport, but there’s still a distinct lack of mainstream media coverage of female competitions. Jane E Thompson's newest Fierce, explores this gender bias and the battle for equality, taking place in a world where the women play in the same league as men.
White Rabbit Gallery promises their latest exhibition is “not for the faint of heart”. Bringing together 23 contemporary artists, all of whom are unafraid of taking risks and refuse to be limited by gender, age or national identity, the works explore subjects as diverse as sexual desire, body frailty, spiritual ecstasy and traumatic memory.
Nine bearded blokes will belt out harmonies from the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Adele, the Proclaimers, Sia and the odd Broadway classic, accompanied by tap dancing, arm wrestling, beer mug percussion and friendly banter about the importance of spaces for men’s mental health.
#TimesUp meets the Country Women’s Association in this play by Melanie Tait, which is based on her experiences growing up in the Southern Highlands. A small town's new GP decides to coax the fictional town of Appleton into the 21st century, starting with equal prize money for all genders in an annual race.
Want a peek at some of Sydney's most intriguing private collections of art? That's what Collectors Space is all about. This year's exhibition is curated by Georgia Hobbs and features work from the collections of Sydney's powerhouse creative duos as part of Art Month.
Janet Laurence has made a career as an “environmental artist”, creating installations that respond to and utilise the natural world as key artistic elements. This major survey at the MCA features installations, sculpture, photography and video, with key works from across the course of her 30-year career.
This solo performance is about a person who, as a child, started compiling a list of every brilliant thing in life, in an attempt to bring their mother out of depression. Now 20 years later, they're still compiling the list. It's previously been performed by men, but Kate Mulvany will take it on at Belvoir St Theatre.